The Latin America, Caribbean and North America pre-Assemblies are an opportunity for LWF member churches to prepare for the upcoming LWF Assembly.
Looking towards 500 years of the Reformation, attendees will reflect on their Lutheran identity, review the pilgrimage from the last Assembly, look at the ways in which the churches have witnessed the gospel in different contexts, and envision how to continue fulfilling God’s mission in society.
Participants will propose a set of leaders to represent the region on the new LWF Council and prepare those delegates to address critical issues, as well as ensure constructive and pastoral dialogue on those matters.
Participants will familiarize themselves with the theme of the Assembly, respond to issues and concerns from the perspective of member churches, identify areas relevant to their work and the environment within which they work, and contribute to the Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion process.
The meeting includes a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, a women’s meeting and a meeting of youth.
27 August - 3 September 2016
Krasnapolsky Hotel Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname
Rev. Dr Patricia Cuyatti Chavez
Area Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean
+41 22 791 6257
Agenda - EN, ES
LAC pre-Assembly message
North America pre-Assembly message
One melody together, different, coordinated instruments
Liberated by God’s grace to share the gospel, serve the needy
Addressing the root causes of poverty, marginalization and exclusion
Churches’ prophetic voice critical in struggle for gender justice
Lutheran church in Suriname hosts LWF Assembly preparations for the Americas
Photos from the Pre-Assembly are available in a flickr photo album. The photos are available for use online and offline provided they are credited.